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  1. Here's my first draft. . . Safety Concern There is certainly the possibility that some, most, or all of the other condominium units in this building are also wired with aluminum wiring. If so, it’s my opinion living in this building would pose a very real fire hazard.
  2. I will tell my client not to move into the condominium I inspected for him today until the condominium, now wired with solid-strand aluminum lower branch circuits, is completely re-wired with new copper wiring. And, I will tell him why. Now, if this was my daughter trying to buy a condo in this 24-unit building, I wouldn't let her, knowing there could be 23 other units there waiting to catch fire. Should I relate this concern to the buyer as well, and if so, what language would you suggest?
  3. Ed McMahon? What about Ellen and the Pakistani?
  4. Why would someone install a tempering valve on the hot water heater pipes? Wouldn't one just keep the heater's thermostat set at 120-125 degrees?
  5. Busiest month I've had in at least five years. 'Bout frickin' time. . .
  6. Am I the last one to see/hear the trip-alarm built-into the new-fangled type of GFCI receptacle serving a ground-water sump pump? Took me about 2 minutes to find what was beeping. . .
  7. He wanders the back streets of Evanston constantly seeking new wheels for his shopping cart. He's a bit beyond semi-retired.
  8. I think a better approach is to first tell where the problem is: "Up in the SE corner of the attic, there is . . ." Down at the middle of the rear basement wall, there is . . ." I didn't always used to do that, but I think Katen does, and that's good enough fer me.
  9. Lack of brevity. Some people just go on and on. They keep talking about the same issue in multiple ways. They can't just state things simply and concisely. They feel the need to hammer the issue in from many angles. They just ramble forever about that which could be easily stated in one sentence. They just go on and on and on. . .
  10. This has happened with me a few times. Most recent one was finding catastrophic termite damage to wood framing on half-height basement walls. Came back a few weeks later with second client, and homeowner had covered the damage with batt insulation. Saved my client half his fee.
  11. I'm betting that's true for about 50% of the population. I like to relax and read a book in the tub. My wife thinks it's gross to use a bathtub (or a hot tub, spa, etc.).
  12. Hard to see in the pict, but the sloped back of the tub, where your back would comfortably lie against, is under the tub spout.
  13. Yes, with no way to easily reach the shower valve/faucet while sitting in the tub.
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